Commissioners – Adults and Health
x 1 permanent position
x 1 12 months fixed term (secondments could be considered for fixed term role if applicant meets criteria for role).
People at the Heart of Everything We Do.
Newham is a young, diverse, vibrant and ambitious borough with a huge amount to offer to people who are innovative and creative in their thinking. It is a place that is being transformed and puts people at the heart of everything it does.
The challenge is no mean feat; Newham has high levels of health inequalities and an aging population, but we are committed to change.
Our residents deserve employees who are prepared to embrace change, seize opportunities and challenge the norm. As Commissioner - Adults and Health, you will be playing a major role in shaping the development and implementation of Adult Social Care services that will support individuals with a wide range of care and support needs to live as independently as possible and feel valued in their own communities.
About the Job
Both of these posts will sit within the Commissioning portfolio that is dedicated to delivering an ambitious program of real transformation across a very diverse range of personalised services that will enable people to live as independently as possible. This includes Supported Living Services, Extra Care, Shared Lives and Rough Sleeping services.
This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver real change across all the aspects of the commissioning cycle to both develop and deliver strategic priorities in these particular areas. The role will include developing strategic direction setting for the portfolio, service redesign, contract oversight, performance management, market shaping and appropriate procurement compliance.
The post holder will take a lead on the commissioning, performance management and service development of areas within the portfolio ensuring the successful delivery of commissioning outcomes and value for money.
This is an important and challenging role in a significant time of change with an expectation of fast-paced delivery in a challenging landscape and an adaptable approach on the part of the post holder.
The Council is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and efficient Commissioner to help drive up performance and deliver our ambitious program of change in the areas described. You should have experience in all aspects of the commissioning cycle and be able to critically appraise service delivery to develop innovative and creative local solutions.
You must be able to demonstrate experience of successfully commissioning excellent services and, given the specialised nature of the portfolio area, expert knowledge of Health and Adult Social Care, the wider Voluntary sector and service delivery.
Your excellent communication skills, knowledge and ability to identify creative solutions to complex challenges will be essential to your success in your ability to work as part of the team and deliver the best possible service that meet our resident’s individual needs.
You will have the ability to work in meaningful partnership with other colleagues across the Council and CCG, Providers, customers and other stakeholders to re-design service delivery and ensure that outcomes are achieved. The post holder will be required to write and present detailed and well-reasoned reports and business cases for the Adult Social Care Departmental Management Team and other senior boards.
Closing Date: 23rd July 2021
Please view Commissioners - Adults and Health Job Description
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
The closing date for the receipt of applications is the 23rd July 2021; however, interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
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